Jacob Lawrence

The Deception, from The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture

Found at Bonhams, Los Angeles
Prints & Multiples, Lot 28
28. Sep - 28. Sep 2021
Estimate: 3.000 - 4.000 USD
Price realised: 8.925 USD
Property from the Collection of Dr. Sarah Gray
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
The Deception, from The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (Nesbett L97-3), 1997
Screenprint in colors, on heavy wove paper, signed in pencil, dated, titled, and numbered 55/125 (there were also 15 artist's proofs), co-published by Amistad Research Center, New Orleans and Spradling-Ames, Key West, with the blindstamp of the printer, Workshop Inc., Washington D.C., with full margins, framed.
18 5/8 x 28 3/4in (47.3 x 73cm)
sheet 22 1/4 x 32 1/4in (56.5 x 81.9cm)

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Jacob Lawrence achieved an unexpectedly high price at Bonhams in Los Angeles in September 2021. In the Prints & Multiples auction, the work The Deception, from The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture sold for USD 8,925.00 (€ 7,709.25) - well above the upper estimate of USD 4,000.00. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Jacob Lawrence achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work The Businessmen in November 2018 with an auction result of USD 6,169,800.00 (€ 5,448,909.30).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Jacob Lawrence erzielte im September 2021 bei Bonhams in Los Angeles einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Prints & Multiples wurde die Arbeit The Deception, from The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture für USD 8.925,00 (€ 7.709,25) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 4.000,00. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Jacob Lawrence erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit The Businessmen im November 2018 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 6.169.800,00 (€ 5.448.909,30).

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